Both the Lower and Upper houses have failed for the last 20 years to respond to requests from an association of private railways to pay for the free train passes member companies provide to lawmakers.
The Association of Japanese Private Railways said it has been asking both Diet chambers to fork over money for the passes, but neither house has ever processed the requests.
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Public support for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet has tumbled to a record low of 26.4 percent, compared with 31.6 percent last month, a Kyodo News poll said Sunday.
The weekend poll also said that over 60 percent of the public believes Noda should replace the land and defense ministers, following the passage of nonbinding censure motions against them by the Upper House earlier this month.
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Kazuhiko Asakawa, president of scandal-tainted AIJ Investment Advisors Co., repeated Tuesday in his second appearance before the Diet that he had no intention of deceiving corporate pension fund clients, prompting criticism from lawmakers and other witnesses.
During his unsworn testimony before the Upper House Financial Affairs Committee, Asakawa admitted responsibility for AIJ’s investment failure but denied accusations that he had committed fraud.
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